Mizoram not to revive SoO signed

Mizoram will not revive the Suspension of Operation (SoO) signed with Manipur`s Hmar People`s Convention (Democrats), as it has signed one with the Centre.

Last Updated: Jul 27, 2011, 14:53 PM IST

Aizawl: Mizoram will not revive the
Suspension of Operation (SoO) signed with Manipur`s Hmar
People`s Convention (Democrats), as it has signed one with the
Centre.

Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla Wednesday told the state
assembly that the Centre signed SoO with a number of ethnic
insurgent groups in Manipur including Kuki, Hmar and Paite and
the need did not arise to renew the SoO signed by the state
government with the HPC-D in November last year.

Intervening in a discussion during the question hour,
Thanhawla said that the SoO between the HPC-D and the Centre
covered only Manipur and had not been extended to neighbouring
states like Assam, Mizoram and Tripura.

Stating that the government would not allow
balkanisation of Mizoram, he said, "That is why we created the
Sinlung Hill Development Council with an executive order after
signing the government-HPC accord, not a political council."

PTI